Learning Objective-driven textbook, using augmented reality to bring geology to life
With its strong readability and engaging, instructive illustrations, this trusted bestseller returns with a hybrid and streamlined focus on core principles. Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geologymaintains a learning objective-driven approach throughout each chapter: The text provides readers with a structured learning path, tied to learning objectives with opportunities for readers to demonstrate their understanding at the end of each section. The authors’ emphasis on currency and relevance includes the latest thinking in the field, particularly in the dynamic area of plate tectonics.
The Twelfth Edition, Pearson Science’s first augmented reality, hybrid textbook, uses the BouncePages image recognition app (FREE on both iOS and Android stores) to connect readers' digital devices to the print textbook, enhancing their reading and learning experience. Tarbuck/Lutgens’s innovative SmartFigures feature has been expanded, adding new digital content via Project Condor, Mobile Field Trips by Michael Collier, Animated Figures, and additional tutorial videos from Callan Bentley.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I bought the physical textbook for my Geology 101 class. This book will teach you everything you need to know when beginning to learn about Geology. It is an interesting book with some fantastic images and displays. There is also an online code that comes with the new copies of the book. This is recommended if you are taking a Geology class,unless you would like to use it for your own learning process, then feel free. That code allows you to use the book's website to quiz yourself and learn more about Geology. You can also get the digital of this book as well, which allows you to highlight text and make notes and such. Very good buy for Geology learning students or just people who are interested in the knowledge of the Earth.
This is a great introductory physical geology book, especially for entry level college geology courses. It starts off with the basic of rock properties and the earth, then moves into weathering and erosion, and from there into large scale physical processes, mountain building, plates, deserts, glaciers, volcanism, earthquakes, hurricanes etc... a good book, lots of pictures and very readable, generally good diagrams, though I wish the diagrams would be on the pages they were mentioned on, but I understand that you can only cram so much onto one page. That's about my only major complaint, it was a good book and I will be holding onto it in case I need to quickly reference something like Bowen's reaction series or need a refresher on terminology.
This book is really great. It's pretty current with a lot of the geological events that have happened in the last few years. It has the earthquake in Japan listed, which I was not expecting. It's big and makes my backpack very heavy with needing to take my laptop to school as well. But that's just part of schooling I think. This one does NOT include the MASTERINGEOLOGY.COM key, so if you NEED that for class it'll be an extra purchase. I believe I was able to purchase the key for an extra $35 on the web-site. A lot of kids in my class bought the text in an online format and can only access it through their computer, they all told me it's a pain in the butt. So I think if you have the choice(and the money) to get the hard copy, that would be best.
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